Experience the Outlaw Trail Scenic Byway

Explore Nebraska’s Outlaw Trail Scenic Byway to experience friendly people, scenic sights and the history of Native American Tribes, outlaws, cowboys and pioneers. Filled with unique small towns and even more unique stops a road trip down Highway 12 is memorable for all!

Route Directions

From Valentine:
18 miles east on NE-12 to Sparks • 30 miles east on NE-12 to Springview
103 miles east on NE-12 to Niobrara • 28 miles east on NE-12 to Crofton
17 miles east on NE-12 to Wynot • 29 miles east on NE-12 to Ponca


Begin your journey down the Outlaw Trail Scenic Byway in Valentine. Home to a nationally designated scenic river as well as Nebraska’s tallest waterfall, Smith Falls, Valentine has lots to love. If the outdoors aren’t calling your name grab a bite to eat at the Peppermill & E.K. Valentine Lounge, a restaurant spanning three generations committed to great Nebraska beef.


Springview City Sign

Springview may be small, but it is filled with culture. The Keya Paha County Historical Society holds more than a century of history from military displays to local history on display. Visit the Sawle Mill, Inc. to find locally created and sourced wooden creations from fireplace mantels to flooring.